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Douglas County Historical Society

at Historic Fort Omaha
30th & Fort Streets

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5730 N. 30 St, #11B Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: 402-455-9990
Fax: 402-453-9448
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Hours

General Crook House
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.

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Phone: 402-455-9990
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Library Archives
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment

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October History & Appreciation of Antiques
Tuesdays & Thursdays
General Crook House Museum

The History and Appreciation of Antiques class is a beloved program of DCHS. Lead by our curator, Pat Pixley, this class meets in the mornings and afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays to study material culture and its impact on society through the lens of a weekly topic. The morning class meets from 9:30 a.m. - Noon, and the afternoon class meets from 1:30 - 4 p.m.

This month's lessons, listed in order by week, will focus on the following: Oct. 4 & 6 - English Cut Glass
Oct. 11 & 13 - Wedgwood
Oct. 18 - Field Trip, Oct. 20 - No Class
Oct. 25 & 27 - Etruscan Jewelry

Anyone is welcome to attend these entertaining and informative courses. Courses are $10/class for DCHS members and $15 for non-members. A discount is applied if paying for four classes at once, $29 for DCHS members or $40 for non-members.

October 16
Tombstone Tour
1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Featured Cemeteries:
Laurel Hill, St. John's, Holy Sepulchre

The rows of tombstones that line our local cemeteries list the names of Omaha's permanent residents. Come learn their stories and gain a glimpse into their lives.

Your tour guide will regale you with cryptic commentary, you'll toast in honor of citizens passed, and you'll receive a booklet on cemetery history.

Tour Timeline
1:30 p.m. - Check in at General Crook House Museum
2:00 p.m. - Motor coaches depart for tour
Sharp departure
5:30 p.m. - Return to Crook House
Food, refreshments and more following the tour!

Tickets are $50 for DCHS members and $55 for non-members. To reserve your spot please call 402-455-9990 or email Events@DouglasCoHistory.org to make your reservation.

October 26
Reader's Circle:
Comet's Tale by Stephen D. Wolf
Noon

DCHS is pleased to announce Reader's Circle, which will focus on authors or historically related stories from Douglas County. This month's meeting will be on October 26 at noon at the General Crook House Museum.

This month's book will be Comet's Tale by Stephen D. Wolf.

Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf?

In Comet’s Tale we follow their funny and moving journey as Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog. With her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet attracts new friends to Wolf’s isolated world. And finally, she plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success.

If you are interested in participating in the Reader's Circle, please call 402-455-9990 ext. 101 or email Members@DouglasCoHistory.org. Cost to participate is $5 for members and $10 for non members. Special thanks to our sponsor Duggars Cafe who will be providing treats for participants.


November 18
A Tale of Two Dickens Performance
A Christmas Carol
Field Club of Omaha

2 p.m. - Afternoon Tea service
3 p.m. - Performance

Cost: $37 for members, $40 for non-members
Location: Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Ave.

Limited seats are available for this performance, please call DCHS at
402-455-9990 to inquire about remaining availability.

November 18
A Tale of Two Dickens Performance
A Tale of Two Cities
General Crook House

6 p.m. - Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres
7 p.m. - Performance

Cost: $75 per person, ticket includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Please call 402-455-9990 to purchase tickets to this performance

November 19
A Tale of Two Dickens Event
Gerald Dickens Public Book Signing
The Afternoon - Midtown Crossing
10 - 11 a.m.

Mr. Dickens will be available to the public from 10 - 11 a.m. at
The Afternoon in Midtown Crossing, 3157 Farnham Street #7101

Dickens related books and merchandise will be available for purchase at the event.
The public is welcomed to bring their favorite Dickens related items for autographing.

November 19
A Tale of Two Dickens Performance
A Christmas Carol
Field Club of Omaha

1 p.m. - Matinee performance, theater-style seating

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members
Please call DCHS at 402-455-9990 to purchase tickets to this performance

November 19
A Tale of Two Dickens Performance
A Tale of Two Cities
General Crook House

6 p.m. - Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres
7 p.m. - Performance

Cost: $75 per person, ticket includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Please call 402-455-9990 to purchase tickets to this performance